The Yenepoya University is the first private University in the District of Dakshin Kannada (South Canara).The university was established inthe year 1991. Yenepoya University invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to medical and dental PG courses in Yenepoya medical and dental colleges (constituent colleges of Yenepoya university) recognized by the medical council of India and dental council of India respectively.
The university conducts free medical, eye & dental camps, in the community. It has also adopted 2 nearby villages for comprehensive and total health care and prevention (Kotepura & Balepuni). The institute offer total health care support to a local HIV/AIDS Care and Support Centre.